This museum, a brick building erected first as an arsenal in 1905, is situated inside the ground of the Himeji Castle. The museum attracts great many visitors not only because of its fine gallery collections and art events but because of its idyllic setting enriched by the background view of the Himeji Castle and by a peaceful sculpture-dotted garden.
After the visit to the museum and its garden, let’s move onto the next spot, from the bus stop Museum Of Art-mae.
Koko-en, the vast Japanese-style garden in the lap of the Himeji Castle, is made up of nine unit gardens.
Among the unit gardens are the Oyashiki (mansion) garden with its interlinking ponds and creeks and the Ocha (tea) garden with its authentic Tea House Souju-an.
The big pond, the home for hundreds of colorful carp, is said to simulate the sceneries of the Seto Inland Sea.
Filled with remnant sights of the ancient Edo Period, Koko-en is a popular location place for the shooting crews of samurai movies and dramas.
When you are through with the luxury stroll of the Koko-en gardens, it’s time to take a loop bus from the bus stop Kokoen-mae and return to the start point Himeji Station bus terminal [Himeji Sta.-mae (Shinki Bus Terminal)]
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